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  • Raphael Tuju Files For Divorce, Offers 200,000/- Alimony Per Month
    Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:10 , Written by Jeff Omondi (Writer)

    One time Information & Communication Minister, prominent politician and media guru Raphael Tuju has filed for separation after his 27 years old marriage took a dramatic turn in 2011.

    In a sworn affidavit, Tuju says that he can no longer live with his wife Ruth Akinyi Wanjare, for openly cheating on him with a young GSU officer. His other allegations are that Ruth is abusive and violent.
    Judicial Separation Cause No 33 of 2013 filed at the High Court Nairobi lists Ruth as the first respondent and Anthony Ogunda, her alleged lover, as the second respondent.

    Tuju claims he has photographic evidence and telephone messages of the alleged affair, listed as Exhibit RT1. Most of these is believed to have been compiled by a private detective hired by the former foreign affairs minister some months ago.

    Sometime in the year 2011 I learnt that my wife was adulterous band (had) become very abusive and disrespectful to an extent of playing her adulterous life even at the knowledge of my children and workers. While I was away from home attending official and business duties, wherein I am mostly required to be out of the country or when I am away in politics, I learnt that my wife had a partner boyfriend who she used to commit adultery with,” says Tuju in court documents filed by Laichena Mugambi & Company Advocates.

    Tuju and Ruth got married on November 15, 1986, and together they have 3 children, 26-year-old Mano, a pilot, and 24-year-old fraternal twins, Alma, who is studying for her masters in Melbourne and Yma who is working in Sydney.

    In his petition, Tuju claims that Ruth has gone as far as bringing Anthony to his home in Karen, and at one point rented him an apartment in Ngong. Court documents detail that reconciliation efforts have failed, as Ruth continued with her adultery despite promising to stop. She further started to drink excessively and had become abusive.
    He adds that they had been sleeping in different bedrooms for over one year, before the wife left their Karen home on February 8.

    Anthony is said to have shamelessly called Tuju and his children inquiring about Ruth. On February 8, Tuju says that Anthony called his eldest son demanding to know how his mother was. Ruth had been admitted to hospital.
    He is also said to have once threatened Tuju; a matter that is still under investigation.

    In seeking separation, Tuju is offering Ruth a monthly maintenance allowance of KSh200,000 and to continue paying her balance of the KSh180,000 bank car loan in two monthly installments of KSh90,000. He expresses fears that if she is given more money than that, she will use it to “maintain her jobless young man”.
    He is also offering to pay for any medical bills her wife may incur.

    In the sworn affidavit, Tuju says that he can bear with his wife’s condition, but cannot tolerate “her young disrespectful and mannerless boyfriend.” He adds that he intends to start a restaurant business, which he fears the wife may interfere with if the separation wishes are not granted.

    Tuju holds a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He has a successful track record in the private sector as founder and Director of Ace Communications Company and has interests in the real estate sector. Of his noteworthy accomplishments he has worked as a Television Producer with several documentary films to his credit and earning the distinction of being the first TV Producer in Africa to win an International Emmy award for a TV production.

    He was Producer and Director of several documentaries, Radio and TV commercials for international agencies, public sector institutions and private sector bodies. He was also worked as a columnist for Local Newspapers notably the East African Standard and as an Anchor for TV News in the late 1980s and early part of the 1990s on a part-time basis.

    Props: Nairobian & Drum

  • Why is All black African armies thinks with their battocks Egyptian army leading?

  • trully Uhuruto govt is purely rubbish<

  • Kenya must be kicked-out of Somali (Kismayo )
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23177825

  • An Accused and an indicted Mass murderer Kenyas President by the ICC in Hague UhuruKenyatta and his Deputy President William Ruto here abusing USA’s President Barack Obama!

  • I like Ngatia’s analysis he saw it coming (Nsis as a security intelligence has failed Kenya miserably . the most corrupt organization whose duties is to follow Raila Odinga>http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-127515/kamau-nis-lacks-strategic-thinking-ability

  • Jubilee has failed

    Jubilee scores poorly in first eight months

    The so-called technocratic Cabinet has been clueless to say the least.

    When the history of the Jubilee government is finally written, will Mr Uhuru Kenyatta turn the pages on his first year in office with a smile or hang his head in shame at the cacophony of missteps cataloguing his early months as Kenya’s fourth president?

    It may be too early to judge this government, but if the past eight months are a pointer to the future, President Kenyatta will have a lot to be embarrassed about, and little to be proud of. Why?

    His MPs have turned their majority in Parliament into a curse of our elections.

    With the help of the President they have assaulted press freedom, attempted to strangle the civil society, gutted independent commissions and turned the august House into a bastion of incompetence.

    When MPs are not devaluing our nationhood, they are robbing the economy by raising their salaries and scavenging for allowances through the so-called committee sittings where profiteering is the password.

    Perhaps the threshold for shame is too low in Parliament, but this is no licence to behave as if we are a country of zombies.

    The security agencies are in a shambles. The fiasco that was Westgate rescue is still raw in our minds.

    The police seem overwhelmed by runaway crime, our roads have become deathtraps and terrorists attack almost at will in the city and northern Kenya.

    We expected the government would come up with a coherent strategy to address this.

    Instead the military is being deployed to do police chores, duplicating the mandate of the agencies even further and being given a role it is neither trained nor equipped to handle.

    Whether by default or not, national institutions are fast losing the confidence of Kenyans. Recent polls indicate that the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary are no longer trusted by Kenyans. Almost 70 per cent of citizens think the country is headed to the dogs.

    The instinctive reaction of a discerning leadership would have been to sit up and remedy the situation. But will President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto? Or will they only read mischief in such surveys?

    Matters are not helped by the fact that the so-called technocratic Cabinet has been clueless to say the least. Bar none, the Cabinet Secretaries seem overwhelmed by the call of duty.

    It’s not surprising, therefore, that some civil servants are running a parallel government. The problem is not that we have a rogue civil service, as some State House operatives claimed last week, but the bureaucracy is rudderless.

    The Principal Secretaries, too, are ineffective, groping in the darkness for clues on leadership. The public seem to be paying a high price for appointments that rewarded loyalty above merit.

    Yet it has not been all gloom. Devolution was always going to be a headache, but it has proceeded well so far. There have been deliberate attempts to boost infrastructure and a lot of talk about economic growth with little action to match.

    A lot of national resources have been thrown at managing the cases at The Hague. There have been a few victories for Mr Kenyatta and many humiliations for Kenya in the courts, but the bureaucrats have not despaired.

    Four years is a long time to mend a reputation. The challenge now is to expend at least as much effort towards securing far more important national policy interests than just the freedom of two men.

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